Extensions That You Could Consider For Your Home

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Hello, my name is Danny and this is my new blog. I live in Sydney, Australia in my dream property. When I bought this house, it wasn't my dream at all but I could see that the place had potential. When I first saw the place, I knew it had potential but it was a little small. I bought it and decided to extend the kitchen and dining room out into the yard. I am not a construction professional so I had no idea how to do this. Thankfully, my friend recommended a fantastic contractor who helped me plan the work and then completed the work in super quick time. I learnt a lot so I would like to share it here.

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Extensions That You Could Consider For Your Home

22 May 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Purchasing a home is a milestone most people aspire to, but you have to keep in mind that rarely will you find a structure with a one-size fits all appeal. As your family grows and your demands increase, you may start to find your home is becoming less suitable for your lifestyle. Nevertheless, this does not mean that you have to up and leave to purchase and construct a new residence. Home extensions are a great and economical way to make your home better suited to your family while also adding a unique character to the residence. So what are some of the extensions that you could consider or your home?

Bump outs

This type of home extensions is one of the most scaled down versions that you could consider. In essence, a bump out entails the extension of a single room to increase the space available. As such, bump out extensions are extremely versatile as they can be used to add space where is needed rather than having to embark on extensive renovations. Bump outs are typically resorted to when trying to increase floor space in kitchens, bathroom and bedrooms. If the bump out is in a room right below the roof, you may have to consider engaging in roofing renovations to ensure that the space is adequately sheltered.

Garage conversions

Another popular type of extension that you could choose for your home is a garage conversion. As the name suggests, this type of remodelling involves transforming your garage into a living space. Before you begin, you need to determine whether the garage can still be accessed from the exterior of your home or if it will be remodelled to be fully integrated into your home. Once you have established this, there are some considerations to bear in mind. An assumption people make about garage conversion is that they will simply require new interior décor. In reality, your building contractors will have to install a range of amenities including heating, electrical, plumbing and more. As such, the extent of the conversion would significantly dictate the budget for the extension.

Second storey additions

If you find that your residence is entirely too small for comfortable living, you could opt for a second storey addition. This type of extension is more labour intensive and will take longer as the contractors are essentially adding a whole new level to your home. However, it is one of the most versatile extensions you could choose as it affords you significant floor space to play around with once the project is complete.

For more information, contact companies like Vickers Home Improvements.